Echo Connect Requires Echo Device, Home Phone Service, Smartphone Set Up (53 007289) 706

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Price was 34. I don't know what all these people are complaining about. This thing does exactly what it claims and it works well. My phone calling is completely hands free from any room in my house now just have to say alexa call so and so and if they are in my phone contact list she calls them. And you can set it up on your voip device and you don't even have to pay for a land line. No complaints.

-L. Elizabeth

Requires Echo Device, Home Phone Service, Smartphone Set Echo Connect And A Compatible Echo Device, You Can Ask Alexa To Call Anyone Using Your Home Phone Service All You Have To Do Is Ask. Because Echo Connect Uses Your Home Phone Number, -Echo Connect Requires Echo Device, Home Phone Service, Smartphone Set Up

  1. Bonus: Echo Connect Uses Your Existing Home Phone Service (landline Or Voip) To Make And Receive Calls (carrier Charges May Apply). Your Home Phone Number Will Be Displayed As A Caller Id.
  2. Bonus: Call 911 And International Numbers From Across The Room.

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I'm one of the pretty few satisfied customers here, i see. I love this thing. But it wasn't love at first sight by any means, i'll admit. . So first the good news: it was easy to set up as all echos are or have been for me. And i absolutely love being able to answer the phone this way all over the house, though it's true that hearing the initial conversation all over the house is kind of weird. Also, as an older user, being able to yell for "9-1-1, " no panic button necklace or bracelet required, may save my life some day soon. Consider that, those of you who have elderly relations who might need to call emergency, or you, this way someday. . Now, the bad news. Even the packaging isn't as intuitive as online store seems to think. Yes, the booklet lists each item, but if i hadn't asked a question here about how to connect to my modem, the little bitty splitter that comes with this one would still be in my recycle bin. I just didn't see the tiny little compartment it was in, so i removed all the obvious stuff and tossed the box. And i bet i'm not the first. . But the most vexing part is that while the booklet told me how to set it up, it didn't tell me exactly how to answer or hang up or anything. So i had to google it to find out exactly how that worked. . This is an ongoing problem with echo devices. Online store doesn't explain how to use them well enough. So you have to experiment or go online for the answers and to discover features they don't even advertise that others have found by trial and error. This "catch as catch can" approach isn't a good idea, with google putting on the pressure. My other family members brought homes this christmas, based on what they'd seen me go through. Not good. . But now that it's up and running, i love it. I have an echo in all the major rooms of my house now-i love not having to haul a phone around anymore! Best requires echo device home phone | -Digital Device 3 Review ( Sep 2019 ) Bonus Echo Connect – requires Echo device, home phone service, and smartphone for set up Connect your home phone to your compatible echo device to call any phone number, using just your voice. Echo connect uses your existing home phone service (landline or voip) to make and receive calls (carrier charges may apply). your home phone number will be displayed as a caller id.. Call 911 and international numbers from across the room. Easily sync all your contacts. alexa syncs with your mobile phone contacts, so you never have to look up a number. just ask and alexa will make the call.. Simply plug echo connect into your home phone jack, complete the setup on a smartphone in the alexa app, and you're ready to make and receive calls on any of your compatible echo devices. Echo connect will work with all of your registered echo devices. only one echo connect needed per phone line. .

Echo connect requires echo device, home phone service, and smartphone for set up Review (53 007289)

The connect was easy to set up and appeared to work as advertised but i could not initially hear the phone calls incoming or outgoing via my bluetooth speaker connected to an echo dot. My first call to echo support led to their recommendation to update the firmware on the dot, which i did. The software upgrade, however, did not solve the problem. . So in my second call to echo support i was asked if the connect would work using the dot s own internal speaker. Testing using the echo commands unpair and connect to switch back and forth between the bluetooth speaker and the dot s internal speaker revealed my primary problem i had the dot s 3. 5mm external audio cable connected to the back of the dot with no speaker attached to that cable. Apparently this cable was preventing to dot s internal speaker from working. When i disconnected this cable, the connect began working correctly with the dot s internal speaker. When a call comes in or if i ask alexa to make a call, the connect works correctly, but it temporarily disconnects from the bluetooth speaker for the duration of the call. . This is not what i would consider optimum behavior i would prefer to hear the caller through my very loud onyx studio 3 bluetooth speaker, which i can hear even from the next room. (the dot s internal speaker is very wimpy. ) my theory is that since the onyx lacks an internal microphone, the dot switches to its internal speaker during the call. Echo support did not know if this was the expected behavior for the dot or a bug and i currently have an open support ticket while they research this problem. My preference would be for the dot to work with connect calls the way it does otherwise use the microphone in the dot to listen to me during the call, but to play the caller through the bluetooth speaker. Perhaps this could be fixed with a firmware update. . I will update this review if i hear back favorably from echo support. Despite these issues i still rate the connect 4 out of 5 stars because i m not sure if the failure to correctly use the bluetooth speaker is a fault of the dot instead of the connect. -G. Amanda

Echo Connect Requires Service Smartphone

  • Order: Electronics
  • Brand: Amazon
  • Color: Echo Connect
  • EAN: 0841667156262
  • Product Dimensions:
    Height:1.16 inches
    Length:5.12 inches
    Weight:0.28 pounds
    Width:3.54 inches
  • Manufacturer: Amazon
  • Model: A05B83
  • MPN: 53-007289
  • Part/Serial Number: 53-007289
  • Sub-Type: Amazon Home
  • Category: DIGITAL DEVICE 3
  • ReleaseDate: 2017-12-18
  • UPC: 841667156262

requires echo device, home phone service, smartphone set Home, with echo connect and a compatible echo device, you can ask alexa to call anyone using your home phone service all you have to do is ask. because echo connect uses your home phone number, either landline or voip, friends and family recognize the call. answer your home phone on your echo from across the room, so you can easily talk to anyone hands-free when you're busy making dinner or away from the phone. with the alexa app, the contacts on your mobile phone stay in sync with alexa, so you never have to look up a number stored on your phone. when you receive a call from someone in your contact list, alexa will announce who is calling. simple to set up & use getting started is easy just plug in echo connect and launch your alexa app from a compatible mobile phone (ios or android). 1. plug in echo connect 2. sync your contacts in the alexa app 3. just ask alexa to call any of your contacts Echo Connect Requires Echo Device, Home Phone Service, Smartphone Set Up (A05B83-).

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PROS
  • We connected this to our ooma and i've been happy with the performance thus far. The main use is through a couple of echo show systems and it has been handy as we have more echo systems than we have handheld phones that are aging and tend to run out of battery. I had been debating replacing our two phones with a new set, but with a mix of echo devices we have five endpoints and i think i'll invest in more more of them instead. As with most of these devices i look forward to seeing what additional features are enabled over time.
  • Device worked properly and is very handy when your call lasts longer than expected and you don't have to hang on to a phone. Only reason for only 4 stars is that people on the line have reported that it sounds like i am calling in a tunnel or that i am far away and they have trouble hearing me. Also calls are only one way. You can only talk or listen, you can't do both at the same time. Otherwise i like it.
CONS
  • This device is extremely buggy. Online store clearly did not adequately test this device in the field. I am a huge alexa fan with 6-8 devices and 10s of smarthome accessories, but they completely dropped the ball on this device. Online store - i'm extremely disappointed. . I purchased this to enable my elderly mother to make 911 calls through her alexa devices. Prior to bringing it to her home, i tested it in my home. Setup was difficult. It took 2-3 alexa app reloads to see the echo connect device. On a new iphone 8 running ios 11. 2 and the latest available alexa app, the app hung on a few of the echo connect setup pages, and the app's back button froze on several pages (definitely an app and not a phone problem). Search for "echo connect" help on the web? fat chance - there is nothing. The only way to access any help is through the "learn more" links in the app. The included tiny paper brochure was useless. I finally got wifi connected and the device worked as advertised. It was easy to call any number from any alexa device in my home. I would have given it 4 stars, expecting that online store will improve the documentation (although this did not say "beta" or "early release" - adequate docs should be online before shipping). . The next day, i de-registered the echo connect and took it to my mother's home. I reset the device using a paper clip. I managed to get it online again - although it took me about 30 minutes until the her alexa app properly recognized the phone. Same page-hanging and app reload issues on her 6s plus running 11. 2 and the latest app - and the back button froze again. I could only do setup with a mobile phone, not an ipad running the alexa app. I finally got all lights to appear on the connect device. (but try finding documentation online even for what the indicator lights mean! ). . Now the big problems started. I tried outbound calls via her echo show. It took about 30 seconds for each call to connect. The calls all immediately dropped - without exception, and independent of whom i call. The device receiving the call (e. G. My mobile phone) connects momentarily, displays correct caller id, and immediately drops the call. This happens consistently, whether i set outbound calling to alexa service or the echo connect / landline. Alexa tells me that echo connect couldn't complete the call. I tried removing the splitter, and plugging the connect device directly into her late-model ubee router. She has cox internet service with plenty of bandwidth, and all phones in her home work flawlessly. Despite hours of resets, etc. I could not get it to work. And this is a device that is support to enable 911 calling! fact is, i could not get it to work for any number. . I'll try calling support tomorrow, but i've wasted hours of my time on this. I'll probably return it. This is a huge blemish on online store's otherwise fantastic echo family. The lack of documentation and online support is pathetic. And "echo" and "connect" appear together on millions of web pages, so good luck googling for it. . Even assuming that it works, it is clearly not ready for prime time. A particularly annoying feature is that caller id is announced loudly on every echo device in the home - even in bedrooms where people are sleeping. There is no way to disable this, or to limit it to specific echo devices. . Setup was difficult. Online documentation is non-existent. And it works on one phone line but not another. Hours of my time wasted. Clearly this device was not adequately tested or prepared for release.
  • I was really looking forward to this device, and i even pre-ordered one for a elderly disabled friend as well. . The set-up was a hassel with bare-bones instructions. Sorry online store, referring me to the alexa app is not good enough, if you don t tell me where in the alexa app, took a google search to figure out it was a bluetooth device set-up(not smart home device set-up). That as it turns out is the least of the problems with echo connect. . If you live in portland oregon, you have to dial the area code and the the number(no 1 prefix) for local calls. I have tried to make a call from the contacts list that the alexa app imported from my iphone (only 2 contacts from 60+, because they have echo devices) the call failed because it added the 1. Tried to make a call by numbers. 503-xxx-xxxx. Call still failed. Tried everything i could and still can t make an outgoing landline call rendering the device useless. . Managed to receive a call. The delay is very annoying creating long silences during a conversation. This is on a 60+mbs connection, so i don t think internet speed is an issue. . Alexa seems to have issues ending a call. Takes repeated attempts with lots of yelling. . No volume control. As great as this would be for the elderly, even with the dot volume jacked up with speakers, the volume on calls is way too low for anyone with even minor hearing problems. . Returning these as defective. I will wait for v2 and see if they can put out a decent device next time. Love my echo dot. Hate echo connect.
  • I'm returning my echo connect. I rarely return items, and i think the echo dot's are great, but this is an unacceptable product. There are so many issues, where to begin? in no order. . Edit: i increased my rating by one star because i m not sure if calls are routed directly or not when a connect and echo devices are on the same lan. . 1. The echo connect must be re-transmitting landline phone calls across the internet when devices are on different lans. . 2. There's no way to manage contacts except by sync'ing to a smart phone. And, if a household has multiple smart phones, then what? it's a mess. Online store should allow online and app management of contacts. Importing from a smart phone may be a nice option, but it shouldn't be the requirement and only option. . 3. Along w/ 1 above, all echo's linked to an account ring for incoming calls (even if on separate wifi networks). So, having echo's in a different location, means they will ring too. The recommended solution is to use the do not disturb setting, but then that stops other notices. Online store needs to allow linking of echo's to a given connect. . The reviews list other negatives, but the above are sufficient negatives for me to return my connect. This product is just not well though out at all. Apple has a reputation for attention to detail and it pays off. Online store's other echo devices appear to be well designed. This product, part of their echo line-up, harms their entire echo ecosystem.

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Very handy, quick and easy setup. Works as advertised, call comes into landline and you're notified via your echo devices as to what the number is and offered the option to decline or accept. Would have given five stars except for one small annoyance. The call notification goes to all your devices and there's no way to selectively mute the ones you don't want the call to be announced on. I'm hoping that'll come in a future update. I think this is going to be especially helpful for folks that may not be able to get to a phone easily, such as the disabled or elderly, or who want to have access to phone calls in places where they don't have a landline available.

Echo Connect Requires Echo Device, Home Phone Service, Smartphone Set Up
Click to see NoticeEcho Connect Requires Echo Device, Home Phone Service, Smartphone Set Up (53 007289)"This is a great device that enables alexa to be a powerful, intelligent speakerphone. Incoming calls are announced but caller id doesn't always identify the name (just the number). Outgoing calls are just as simple if one asks her to dial phone numbers one by one. . The one limitation that prevents me from rating this device a 5 is the contact synchronization. The contacts are pulled from the alexa app and the app (in my case) is only importing the names of people who may have an alexa device. I can't find a way to manually select contact records that i want to sync with my echo devices. . Otherwise, great product and glad that this functionality has been enabled via this device."

(0) Question: Does the connect and a dot have to be in the same room


(1) Question: If you call and they ask to press a number on your keypad can you just say like "press 1" or something like that?


(2) Question: How does it handle 1 prefix in large metro areas local calling where you can t dial 1. the guide says it always forces a 1.



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*update 11/4/17: i wish i hadn't raised my review to 5 stars yesterday, because i got the firmware update that other reviewers have commented on last night on 2 of my 3 new echoes (version 592452420), and i'd like to be able to bump it up another star now that i have. These speakers sound great for their size, better than the original echo. And they are definitely a great speaker at the $99 price point (and an even better deal if you get them cheaper). It's unfortunate that these speakers didn't ship with this version of the software. It would have saved online store a lot of returns. I'm glad i had faith that online store would fix it, because they certainly did. . *update 11/3/17: raising my review to 5 stars from 3. The more i listen to the new echo, the more i like the sound when playing music (perhaps my ears are just getting habituated to them? perhaps, but the sound really does seem to be richer than when they came out of the box). These speakers sound is just very different than the first generation. As you can see from reviews so far, those of us who had the first generation echo have been unusually harsh, while those who are just buying this echo as their first full echo product generally love it. I think it s all about expectations. . -. 11/2/17: i purchased the three-pack of the all-new echo because i wanted to grow my family of echo products now that online store allows for multi-room audio syncing, which already included 3 of the original echoes as well as an echo dot that i have hooked up to the klipsch 2. 1 promedia speakers via a line-in connection. . I think my impression of the new version of the echo is in line with some reviews i've read online from some of the tech magazines, which is that the audio quality seems to be a step down from the original echo rather than an improvement. The instrumental parts of a song get muddied together while the vocals get pushed forward a bit too much, and the bass is much weaker than it is with the original echo. However, the size and looks of this speaker is a huge improvement over the original echo (and it actually makes me much more aware of how ugly the grill on the original echo really is unfortunately, this had to be preserved on the non-cloth shells of the new echo). . That said, i noticed that the more i listened to one of the new speakers over a few hours, i started to notice that i was appreciating the sounds more. I'm not sure if my ear was just habituating to the speaker or if the speaker has a bit of a break-in period. But, when i went back to one of the other new speakers that hasn't been used much, i still noted a difference. . I will also say that when i bought my first original echo, i was likewise not very happy with the sound (and i had similar complaints). Yet, over time, the speaker seemed to sound better, and i eventually decided to buy two more on prime day last year. I think that online store regularly updates the software on their products, and i believe that they tweaked some of the eq on the original echo to make it sound better (however, i can't find any documentation to back that up; i have found the latest tap update specifically says it was partially made to improve the bass on that speaker). . Overall, i'd probably give this four stars if the "improved" sound hadn't been so hyped, only to see that they sound worse to me. I'm still impressed by alexa and the ease with which i can play pretty much any music i want just by asking for it via online store music unlimited. I also love the multi-room audio feature. I'd love to see the ability to pair two speakers in a stereo mode, but just being able to sync them at all is pretty great for now. I also love the fact that online store appears committed to adding useful features, such as the ability to make voice calls with a simple voice prompt, which i've really appreciated when i'm trying to take care of my 8-month old. . I will update my review as i use these speakers more, particularly if i notice any improvement in audio quality.

Online store echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the alexa voice service to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room even while music is playing. When you want to use echo, just say the wake word alexa and echo responds instantly. The 2nd generation echo has a 2. 5 downward-firing woofer and 0. 6 tweeter to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from online store music, spotify, pandora, iheartradio, tunein, and more. With online store music, you can search by lyrics, time-period, or let alexa pick the music for you. You can also listen to audiobooks from audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more. Want to play music on an echo in another room? now with multi-room music, you can tell alexa to play across your compatible echo devices. Tell alexa to play jazz in the kitchen, top pop in the family room, or play the same song throughout your whole home. Echo can also directly connect to speakers using a 3. 5 mm stereo cable or using bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room or den. Use echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the coffee maker on your way to the kitchen, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie all without lifting a finger. Ask alexa to turn on the tv, turn up the volume, change the channel, or play your favorite movie. Echo can control your fire tv, and select devices from sony, dish, and logitech. Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed. Echo works with lights, locks, switches, thermostats, and more from wemo, philips hue, smartthings, insteon, nest, ecobee, and wink. Hands-free calling and messaging with echo, you can instantly talk to anyone hands-free no tapping or searching required. Your contacts will see your number when they receive the call so they know who is calling. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported echo device or the alexa app let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep without having to raise your voice. With the drop in feature enabled for room-to-room calling, instantly connect with compatible echo devices in your home. Far-field voice recognition tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beamforming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. The 2nd generation echo has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes. When you want to use echo, simply say the wake word, alexa, and echo lights up and connects to the cloud, where the alexa voice service recognizes and responds to your request instantly. Alexa has skills echo uses tens of thousands of skills and counting. Skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from domino's, requesting a ride from uber, tracking your fitness with fitbit, controlling your tv with dish, and more. To enable new skills, just ask alexa. New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the alexa app. Always getting smarter alexa is always getting smarter the more you use echo, the more alexa adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically. Just in the last few months we ve added alexa calling and messaging, multi-room music, and reminders, along with skills from third-party developers. Suit your style customize your echo for any room with echo shell, available in a range of fabrics and finishes

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I give 4 stars because the app "alexa online store" cannot be downloaded in méxico city where i live and had to ask my daughter who lives in miami beach, florida, to let me use her iphone to download the app to configure the echo and be able to use it here. The echo remains configured and can use it for most voice commands, including the temperature in centigrade degrees and the distance in kilometers as well as the date and time in méxico. It's a very good device, useful but i ask the people of online store to release the "alexa online store" application for méxico. I'm a frequent online store purchaser and would like to have this echo and another echo dot i have working flawlesly and do any change anytime i need or i want. The spanish language should also be considered to be used. I hope you guys of online store correspond to these requests. Best regards. -Notice from K. Powell, Milton Keynes

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I love my alexa! feels like i have a personal assistant to help me multitask! easy to set up and sound quality of the speakers are impressive for a small device. From turning lights on and off to setting up "scenes" and getting current news flashes or local weather reports are a breeze. Also love that i can tell alexa to add items to my shopping list and be able to access them on my phone without making out lists and ultimately leaving them home 90% of the time! being able to access music with my online store prime membership is also very nice. I would definitely recommend!

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- X. HakalaWe got the echo (2nd gen), plus we have the 1st generation, and in the right room/space, the new one's sound is perfectly acceptable, and we are always trying for better sound at reasonable prices. Echo 2 doesn't compare to "higher-end" devices/music setups/speakers, (and that's not a claim from online store). It's good. Good enough not to be distracted by the quality of the sound. We own extreme music components and still have no problem with the sound of echo 2 because it's very good sound for what it is. What we did have a major problem with was setting up our the echo (2nd gen), following the same directions multiple times. I use a lot of tech with no problem. The setup of an echo could/should be easier and less ambiguous. Some things in the alexa app's instructions need to be much more clear about what the next step is. It may have just been connection problems, but it wasn't until my 5th try that it finally hooked up. That's just crazy. Overall, we like the 2nd gen echo quite a bit. I gave the device 4 stars (it's really 4. 5) because of setup mania and the fact that the sound is better on the 2nd gen, but not a lot better than the 1st generation. That said, though, $99 is an absolute steal for the quality of this device. Highly recommend.

I have multiple echo's thru out the house (total 5). I also have placed multiple echo's in my parents and in-law's homes. They are helpful and useful. I can listen to music on one individual unit or thru out the house simultaneously, made my own intercom system thru out with my multiple echo's, get updates as well as drop in on my parents & in-laws. My in-laws are like little kids playing with a toy. They are amazed at all it can do. You get really used to having it around once you get one. The sound quality is very good considering its a not a huge device. It packs a nice thump to it. A wonderful addition to your home. I haven't used it to order anything yet but it is easy to do so (i played with it but didn't submit the order. )

G. Rhonda, California

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  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from music, spotify, pandora, and more. with multi-room music, you can play music on compatible echo devices in different rooms. echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your echo device. also, instantly connect to other echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing
  • All-new echo (2nd gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. echo connects to alexa to play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more-instantly.
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Echo Dot 2nd Generation - Black

Echo dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over bluetooth or through a 3. 5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Dot connects to the alexa voice service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more instantly. Echo dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing. When you want to use echo dot, just say the wake word "alexa" and dot responds instantly. If you have more than one echo or echo dot, alexa responds intelligently from the echo device you're closest to with esp (echo spatial perception). Sleek and compact design makes echo dot a convenient addition to any room in the house. With its built-in speaker, you can place dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights. Or use dot in the kitchen to easily set timers and shop tens of millions of online store products using just your voice. Echo dot can also directly connect to speakers using a 3. 5 mm stereo cable or using bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room or den. Echo dot provides hands-free voice control for online store music just ask for your favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let alexa pick the music for you. Echo dot also provides hands-free voice control to pandora, spotify, iheartradio, and tunein. Voice control your smart home use echo dot to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie all without lifting a finger. Or even raising your voice. Echo dot works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, fans, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more from philips hue, tp-link, ecobee, wemo, smartthings, insteon, lutron, nest, wink, honeywell, and more. Far-field voice recognition tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. With a more powerful processor, the all-new echo dot has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction even in noisy environments or while playing music. When you want to use echo dot, simply say the wake word, "alexa, " and dot lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the alexa voice service is leveraged to recognize and respond to your request instantly. Always getting smarter alexa the brain behind echo dot is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because echo dot is always connected, updates are delivered automatically. Just in the last few months we've added online store order tracking, repeating alarms, and thousands of new skills from third-party developers. Echo dot has skills skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from domino's, requesting a ride from uber, tracking your fitness with fitbit, ordering flowers from 1-800-flowers, and more. Enabling skills lets your echo dot do even more simply discover skills you want to use in the alexa app. To enable a new skill, just ask alexa. New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the alexa app. Do more with the alexa app with the free alexa app on fire os, android, ios, and desktop browsers, you can easily setup and manage your echo dot. Use the alexa app to connect services you already use like spotify, pandora, and google calendar. Setup your smart home devices from philips hue, tp-link, ecobee, wemo, smartthings, insteon, nest, lutron, and more. See which books are available to read from your kindle and audible libraries. View shopping and to-do lists while on the go. Control your timers and set custom tones for your alarms, and much more. The alexa app is also where you discover third-party skills.

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ECHO DOT 2ND GENERATION - BLACK Benefits
Brand :    
Color :    Black
Weight :    0.36 pounds
  • Controls lights, fans, tvs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from wemo, philips hue, sony, samsung smartthings, nest, and others
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through bluetooth or 3. 5 mm stereo cable to play music from music, spotify, pandora, iheartradio, and tunein. play music simultaneously across echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your echo device. also, instantly connect to other echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Echo dot (2nd generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from audible, control video on fire tv, and more
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
Price :    $36.29 (was $49.99)
Model :    RS03QR
Quantity :    1
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2-Year Protection Plan plus Accident Protection Echo Plus delivered via e-mail

The vast majority of device failures occur because of accidents. By protecting your device with 1-rated protection from squaretrade, you're covered from day one for damage caused by common accidents, including: knocking it off a table dropping it in water your dog chewing on it squaretrade also covers your device from all electrical and mechanical failures. What's covered? protection from drops, spills & you drop it? spill on it? no worries. We cover accidents caused by you and people you know. (plan doesn't cover intentional damage, loss, or theft. ) mechanical/electrical failures from normal use repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. We cover you beyond the manufacturer's warranty. How long is it covered? coverage type year 1 additional years (if purchased a 2 or 3 year plan) drops & spills coverage device protection plan by squaretrade device protection plan by squaretrade normal-use failure manufacturer's warranty device protection plan by squaretrade what else does a plan include? 2-day replacements if your device breaks, file a claim and get it replaced in 2 days. Free shipping we'll ship you a replacement device and provide a prepaid shipping label for you to send us your broken device. Cancel or transfer anytime customers receive a full refund if they cancel in the first 90 days. Refunds are pro-rated after that. Transferring your protection plan is free and can be done online or over the phone. Electronic delivery we'll e-mail your protection plan to you within 24 hours of purchase. (remember to check your spam folder if you don't see it. ) how does it work? call 1-866-374-9939 from 6am to 10pm pst, 365 days a year. We'll ship you a replacement device (same or newer model depending on availability). You'll also receive a pre-paid shipping label to send your damaged device back to us (must have a valid credit card on file in order to receive a replacement). Return your damaged device within 30 days from reception (otherwise you will be charged the price of the replacement). Things to know: upon purchase, you'll receive an e-mail within 24 hours. This will be your official purchase confirmation. Please read the terms and conditions (see the link at the bottom of the page). Start date: plan begins on the date your device is delivered, or on the plan purchase date if you already have your device and are purchasing a plan within 90 days of device purchase, and is inclusive of the manufacturer's warranty period. If you have an issue and are covered by the manufacturer at that time, you'll be directed to the manufacturer first. For assistance, call 1-866-374-9939, 6am to 10pm pst, 365 days a year. An agent is always happy to assist you. Legal disclaimer the protection plan + accident protection for echo devices is only available on an echo device that has been purchased within the last 90 days and is only available for customers who are residents of the united states. Full service agreement still have questions? give us a call at 1-866-374-9939.

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2-YEAR PROTECTION PLAN PLUS ACCIDENT PROTECTION ECHO PLUS DELIVERED VIA E-MAIL Feature
Brand :    squaretrade
Model :    90301-2yr
Order click here :    normally ships in 24 hours
  • Your protection plan will be delivered via e-mail within 24 hours
  • Your card will be charged immediately, plan starts when device is delivered
  • Make up to 3 claims during the term of your warranty
  • Receive a replacement device 2 to 3 days after you make a valid claim
  • Only compatible with echo plus purchased within the last 90 days
Price :    $19.99
Digital Accessories 3 :    Best Digital Device 3 Accessory (squaretrade product review) for 2-Year Protection Plan plus Accident Protection Echo Plus delivered via e-mail available ( Sep 2019 )

2-Year Protection Plan plus Accident Protection Echo Connect delivered via e-mail

The vast majority of device failures occur because of accidents. By protecting your device with 1-rated protection from squaretrade, you're covered from day one for damage caused by common accidents, including: knocking it off a table dropping it in water your dog chewing on it squaretrade also covers your device from all electrical and mechanical failures. What's covered? protection from drops, spills & you drop it? spill on it? no worries. We cover accidents caused by you and people you know. (plan doesn't cover intentional damage, loss, or theft. ) mechanical/electrical failures from normal use repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. We cover you beyond the manufacturer's warranty. How long is it covered? coverage type year 1 additional years (if purchased a 2 or 3 year plan) drops & spills coverage device protection plan by squaretrade device protection plan by squaretrade normal-use failure manufacturer's warranty device protection plan by squaretrade what else does a plan include? 2-day replacements if your device breaks, file a claim and get it replaced in 2 days. Free shipping we'll ship you a replacement device and provide a prepaid shipping label for you to send us your broken device. Cancel or transfer anytime customers receive a full refund if they cancel in the first 90 days. Refunds are pro-rated after that. Transferring your protection plan is free and can be done online or over the phone. Electronic delivery we'll e-mail your protection plan to you within 24 hours of purchase. (remember to check your spam folder if you don't see it. ) how does it work? call 1-866-374-9939 from 6am to 10pm pst, 365 days a year. We'll ship you a replacement device (same or newer model depending on availability). You'll also receive a pre-paid shipping label to send your damaged device back to us (must have a valid credit card on file in order to receive a replacement). Return your damaged device within 30 days from reception (otherwise you will be charged the price of the replacement). Things to know: upon purchase, you'll receive an e-mail within 24 hours. This will be your official purchase confirmation. To give you the best customer experience possible, squaretrade may also contact you about your purchase by telephone. Please read the terms and conditions (see the link at the bottom of the page). Start date: plan begins on the date your device is delivered, or on the plan purchase date if you already have your device and are purchasing a plan within 90 days of device purchase, and is inclusive of the manufacturer's warranty period. If you have an issue and are covered by the manufacturer at that time, you'll be directed to the manufacturer first. For assistance, call 1-866-374-9939, 6am to 10pm pst, 365 days a year. An agent is always happy to assist you. Legal disclaimer the protection plan + accident protection for echo devices is only available on an echo device that has been purchased within the last 90 days and is only available for customers who are residents of the united states. Full service agreement still have questions? give us a call at 1-866-374-9939.

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2-YEAR PROTECTION PLAN PLUS ACCIDENT PROTECTION ECHO CONNECT DELIVERED VIA E-MAIL Review
Price :    $5.99
  • Your card will be charged immediately, plan starts when device is delivered
  • Receive a replacement device 2 to 3 days after you make a valid claim
  • Your protection plan will be delivered via e-mail within 24 hours
  • Make up to 3 claims during the term of your warranty
  • Only compatible with echo connect purchased within the last 90 days
Brand :    squaretrade
Model :    90101-2yr
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Digital Accessories 3 :    Best Digital Device 3 Accessory (squaretrade product review) for 2-Year Protection Plan plus Accident Protection Echo Connect delivered via e-mail available ( Sep 2019 )

Echo Spot - Black

What is echo spot? echo spot brings you everything you love about alexa, in an all-new stylish and compact design that can show you things. Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set an alarm, see lyrics with online store music, see your calendar, browse and listen to audible audiobooks, and more. Personalize your spot with a collection of clock faces to suit your style or set a photo background from prime photos. Plus, make calls to friends and family or make video calls to anyone with an echo spot, echo show, or the alexa app. Echo spot features 2nd generation far-field technology with four microphones, beamforming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation, so it can hear you from across the room even while music is playing. If you have more than one echo, alexa responds intelligently from the echo you're closest to with esp (echo spatial perception). Designed for any room echo spot is small and compact, and fits easily into any room of your home. The compact size and viewing angle of the screen make echo spot ideal for use on a nightstand or desk as a smart alarm clock that can also turn your lights on and off, show your commute time, get the weather, or show your calendar. Or use spot in the kitchen to easily set and see timers, call friends and family, see shopping and to do lists, and more. Echo spot can connect directly to speakers using a 3. 5 mm stereo cable or bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room or den. Plus, with multi-room music, play your favorites throughout your home across multiple echo devices (spotify and sirius xm coming soon, bluetooth not supported for multi-room music). Info at a glance for news and information you can see and hear, just ask alexa for your video flash briefing from cnn, bloomberg, and more. Curious about the latest movie trailers or showtimes? just ask. Echo spot helps keep you organized at home. Start a timer in the kitchen and watch as it counts down, or easily see and manage your family's calendar. Sign in to the alexa app to take your to-do and shopping lists with you. Just add an item to the list from home, and whoever is out shopping will see it added instantly on their alexa app. Voice control your music echo spot provides hands-free voice control for your music. Watch as the display comes alive to show song lyrics, custom stations, curated playlists, and album art with online store music. Listen to tens of millions of songs with online store music unlimited. Echo spot also connects to spotify, pandora, iheartradio, and tunein giving you voice control for all of your music. Echo spot is bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like apple music from your phone or tablet. Control your smart home use echo spot to see a live camera feed from the nursery or your front door. Turn on the fan or dim the lights from the couch all without lifting a finger. Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed. Echo spot works with smart home devices such as cameras, lights, tvs, fans, thermostats, garages, sprinklers, and more. Be together more make hands-free voice calls to any of your contacts, or video calls to friends and family who have an echo spot, echo show, or the alexa app. When you're busy making dinner, just ask alexa to place a call from your echo spot to anyone. You can also enable the drop in feature for when you want to connect instantly with other echo devices in your home or closest family and friends. For example, you can drop in to ask what time dinner will be ready, see the baby's nursery, or check in with a close relative. With the alexa app, conversations and contacts go where you go. When you're away from home, use the app to make a quick call or send a message to your family's echo. Alexa calling and messaging is free to get started, download the latest version of the alexa app on a smart phone with ios 9. 0 or higher, or android 5. 0 or higher, and verify your mobile number. Alexa has skills echo spot can use tens of thousands of skills and counting. Skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from domino's, requesting a ride from uber, tracking your fitness with fitbit, controlling your tv with dish, and more. To enable new skills, just ask alexa. New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the alexa app. Always getting smarter alexa is always getting smarter the more you use echo spot, the more alexa adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because spot is always connected, updates are delivered automatically. Just in the last few months we've added alexa calling and messaging, multi-room music, and reminders, along with skills from third-party developers.

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ECHO SPOT - BLACK Features
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Color :    Black
Weight :    0.92 pounds
  • Ask alexa to turn on your lights, show baby monitors and front door cameras, and lock your doors. plus, control your thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more.
  • Echo spot connects to alexa, a cloud-based voice service to play music, read the news, answer questions, set music alarms, control smart home, and more
  • Just ask to play a song, artist, or genre, and see lyrics with music. also, stream music and books from pandora, spotify, tunein, iheartradio, and audible.
  • Use the built-in speaker or connect to speakers through bluetooth or 3. 5 mm stereo cable. with multi-room music, you can play music on your echo devices in different rooms.
  • Echo spot is designed to fit anywhere in your home. use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to audible audiobooks, and more. all hands-free-just ask.
Price :    $129.99
Model :    VN94DQ
Quantity :    1
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Echo Show - Black

Voice responses from alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that also have an echo or the alexa app, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your prime photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with online store music, browse and listen to audible audiobooks, and more. All you have to do is ask. Echo show has eight microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room even while music is playing. Echo show is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive audio powered by dolby. When you want to use echo show, just say the wake word "alexa" and echo show responds instantly. Make hands-free voice calls to any of your contacts, or video calls to friends and family who have an echo spot, echo show, or the alexa app. When you're busy making dinner, just ask alexa to place a call from your echo spot to anyone. You can also enable drop in for when you want to connect instantly with other echo devices in your home or closest family and friends. For example, you can drop in to ask what time dinner will be ready, see the baby's nursery, or check in with a close relative. For news and information you can see and hear, just ask alexa for your video flash briefing from cnn. Curious about the latest movie trailers or need a how-to video? just ask. Echo show helps keep you organized at home. Start a timer in the kitchen and watch as it counts down, or easily see and manage your family s calendar. Sign in to the alexa app to take your to-do and shopping lists with you. Just add an item to the list from home, and whoever is out shopping will see it added instantly on their alexa app. Voice control your music powered by dolby, echo show is fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response and expansive sound. Watch as the display comes alive to show song lyrics, custom stations, curated playlists, and album art with online store music. Listen to tens of millions of songs with online store music unlimited. Echo show also connects to spotify, pandora, iheartradio, and tunein giving you voice control for all of your music. Echo show is bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like apple music from your phone or tablet. Far-field voice recognition equipped with eight microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, echo show hears you from any direction even while music is playing. When you want to use echo show, simply say the wake word, "alexa" and echo show lights up and streams audio to the cloud. The alexa voice service is then leveraged to recognize and respond to your request instantly. If you have more than one echo show, echo, or echo dot, alexa responds from the echo you're closest to. If you want to limit your interaction with alexa, simply turn the mic/camera button off. Control your smart home use echo show to see a live camera feed from the nursery or your front door. Turn on the fan or dim the lights from the couch all without lifting a finger. Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed (coming soon). Echo show works with smart home devices such as cameras, lights, fans, thermostats, garages, sprinklers, and more. Always getting smarter alexa the brain behind echo show is built in the cloud, so she is always getting smarter. The more you use echo show, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because echo show is always connected, updates are delivered automatically. Skills add even more capabilities like making a dinner reservation with opentable, requesting a ride from uber, tracking your steps with fitbit, trying a new recipe from allrecipes, and more. New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about skills in the alexa app.

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ECHO SHOW - BLACK Features
Price :    $171.90 (was $229.99)
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. play your music simultaneously across echo devices with multi-room music (bluetooth not supported).
  • See lyrics on-screen with music. just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over wi-fi. also, stream music on pandora, spotify, tunein, iheartradio, and more.
  • Echo show brings you everything you love about alexa, and now she can show you things. watch video flash briefings, video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to audible audiobooks, and more. all hands-free-just ask.
  • Call almost anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends with an echo spot, echo show, or the alexa app. instantly connect to other echo devices around your home.
  • Ask alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from and others. turn on lights or the tv, set thermostats, control video on fire tv, and more with wemo, philips hue, sony, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.
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Color :    Black
Weight :    2.56 pounds
Model :    MW46WB
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Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service

The smartest home phone is the one that gives you exactly what you want with the greatest savings. That's ooma telo. Connect ooma telo to your high-speed internet and regular home phone and get crystal-clear nationwide calling for free. You pay only monthly applicable taxes and fees. Includes superior voice quality and reliability with ooma purevoicetm hd technology, voicemail, caller-id, call-waiting and 911. Keep your current number for a one-time fee or choose a new number in any available area code for free. Optional advanced features are available with ooma premier service including unparalleled blacklisting features to block telemarketers and other unwanted callers, free calling to canada, an instant second line, voicemail-to-email forwarding (audio file) and more. Ooma telo also integrates with online store echo, nest devices, and numerous other smart products to give you convenience and peace of mind never before possible in a home phone.

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OOMA TELO FREE HOME PHONE SERVICE Features
Brand :    ooma
Color :    Black
Size :    One Size
Weight :    1.20 pounds
Model :    Ooma Telo
Quantity :    1
Order click here :    normally ships in 24 hours
Ce :    Best Office Electronics (ooma product review) for Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service available ( Sep 2019 )
Price :    $55.00 (was $75.83)
  • Crystal - clear nationwide calling for free and low international rates. pay only monthly applicable taxes and fees.
  • Includes nationwide calling, voicemail, caller-id, call - waiting, 911 calling and text alerts.
  • 1 rated home phone service for overall satisfaction and value by a leading consumer research publication.
  • Purevoice hd delivers superior voice quality for a consistently great calling experience.
  • Ooma telo works with ooma home security sensors to monitor your home and contact you when activity is detected.

Echo Plus built-in Hub Silver + Philips Hue Bulb included

Echo plus is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, with a built-in smart home hub. It connects to the alexa voice service to play music, ask questions, make calls, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo plus has 360 room-filling sound, and can hear you from across the room from any direction. It is always getting smarter as alexa continues to add additional features. With a built-in smart home hub and simple setup for compatible connected devices, starting your smart home or integrating into your existing system is now easier than ever. Echo plus has a built-in hub that seamlessly connects and controls compatible smart devices such as light bulbs, door locks, switches, and plugs. Setting up new smart home devices with alexa is easy. Just say "alexa, discover my devices" and echo plus will discover and set up compatible smart home devices. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed or turn on the coffee maker without lifting a finger. Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed. Simple setup works with a variety of zigbee lights, locks, and plugs from leading brands such as philips hue, ge, kwikset, and more. Like other echo devices, echo plus can connect to other wi-fi and bluetooth smart home devices with the alexa app. Control lights, outlets, tvs, thermostats, and more from wemo, tp-link, sony, insteon, ecobee, and others. Voice control your music with a 2. 5 downward-firing woofer and . 8 tweeter, echo plus has crisp highs, deep bass, and 360 audio to fill your room with music. Play from online store music, spotify, pandora, iheartradio, tunein, and more. You can also listen to audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more. Want to play music on an echo in another room? now with multi-room music, you can tell alexa to play across your compatible echo devices. Tell alexa to play jazz in the office, soundtracks in the family room, or play the same song across your whole house. With echo, you can instantly talk to anyone hands-free no tapping or searching required. Your contacts will see your number when they receive the call so they know who is calling. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported echo device or the alexa app let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep without having to raise your voice. With the drop in feature enabled for room-to-room calling, instantly connect with compatible echo devices in your home. Far-field voice recognition tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beamforming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. The 2nd generation echo has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes. When you want to use echo, simply say the wake word, alexa, and echo lights up and connects to the cloud, where the alexa voice service recognizes and responds to your request instantly. Alexa has skills echo plus uses tens of thousands of skills and counting. Ask about your daily commute, control your sony smart tv, play jeopardy! , check your account balance with american express, and more. To enable a new skill, just ask alexa. New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the alexa app. Alexa is always getting smarter the more you use echo, the more alexa adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically. Just in the last few months we ve added alexa calling and messaging, multi-room music, and reminders, along with skills from third-party developers.  

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ECHO PLUS BUILT-IN HUB SILVER + PHILIPS HUE BULB INCLUDED Features
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Color :    Silver
  • Echo plus is a simple way to start your smart home. it has a built-in zigbee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible zigbee lights, locks, plugs, and in-wall switches from brands like philips hue, ge, and yale. no additional hub required.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from music, spotify, pandora, and more. with multi-room music, you can play music on your echo devices in different rooms. echo plus can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your echo device. also, instantly connect to other echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Echo plus connects to alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and music alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-instantly.
  • Improved speakers with dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360 audio
Price :    $149.99
Order click here :    normally ships in 24 hours
Home :    Best Digital Device 3 ( product review) for Echo Plus built-in Hub Silver + Philips Hue Bulb included available ( Sep 2019 )

Echo Buttons, Alexa Gadget 2 Pack

Echo buttons deliver a new way to play games with friends using alexa. Enjoy hours of entertainment with compatible alexa skills like button monte, beat the intro from musicplode, and sounds fun with mike epps from ground control. Echo buttons are the first of many alexa gadgets, a new collection of accessories that enable fun and playful alexa experiences.

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ECHO BUTTONS, ALEXA GADGET 2 PACK Overview
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Color :    Black
Size :    2
Weight :    0.11 pounds
Model :    H5V83Y
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  • Each button illuminates and can be pressed to trigger a variety of play experiences powered by alexa
  • Easy setup with an echo (1st and 2nd gen), echo dot, echo show, echo plus, or echo spot. just ask, "alexa, setup my echo buttons".
  • Connect up to 4 buttons with compatible echo devices using bluetooth
  • Bring back game night with a catalog of compatible alexa skills such as trivial pursuit tap by hasbro, hanagram, button monte, and don't cut that wire. just ask "alexa, what games can i play with my echo buttons? "
  • Introducing echo buttons, a new way to play games through your compatible echo device
Price :    $19.99
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2-Year Protection Plan plus Accident Protection Echo Show delivered via e-mail

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The connect works okay when you get it connected. It has its flaws and need improvement. I know it's not touch tone, but voice tone should be on the agenda for many companies to think about. Online store you are getting there, but just like everything, it takes time and knowledge to develop products that will be suitable to the consumers need. The online store connect is a good concept for new items that are released each year, but many consumers want positive results. The connect is almost there, but needs more tech. Input to make it better.

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(0) Question: What is the point of this since you have to have a cell phone to setup messaging before you can setup the echo connect?


(1) Question: With the connect will you be able to continue a call on your home phone after the contact picks up?


(2) Question: So i have an ipad, an echo dot, an echo connect, and a landline. while that meets stated requirements, how do i get it setup?


(3) Question: We have a separate fax line, would it receive a fax on our regular phone line?


(4) Question: When i use my alexa device to make calls, the person on the other end cannot hear me. how do i fix this?


(5) Question: My landline house phone uses the internet. the phone plugs into the router. will i be able to use connect? it will arive tomorrow. i guess il let yall


(6) Question: Does this work without a mobile phone?


(7) Question: I have several echos at home and one at work. one online store account. my home phone is ringing both on the echos at home and on echo at work. fix?


(8) Question: I do not have a smart phone. can i set this up from my puter. ?


(9) Question: Doesn't the echo unit currently make wireless phone-calls over the net for people all ready? why would this unit be needed if so?


(10) Question: Can the echo connect and phone be in a different room than my echo device? my landline is in the a bedroom and echo devices are in different rooms.


(11) Question: I do not have mobile phone. can i use my i pod or my i pad with alexa app?


(12) Question: If are just using echo connect will you still keep your phone number? could you do away with your telephones and just use echo connect?


(13) Question: Can i connect this to an unused phone outlet in the house, even though i have ooma as a service, feeding the entire house?


(14) Question: Setup went fine and all lights on top of the connect were lit. i unplugged phone line to move it and now the phone line lite is off. help


(15) Question: Can i setup echo connect with a kindle fire?


(16) Question: How to edit contact list



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I preordered this when it first came out and i just received it a couple of days ago. I absolutely love it. It lets me make calls to anyone i need to talk to and answer phone calls without even having to move! i know that makes me sound very lazy but trust me, i m not lazy, i m futuristic:). A couple of kinks have to be worked out like if you call someone and they don t answer the call goes to voicemail, like always, but you can t ask alexa to hang up so you have to go push the prompt button and manually hang up. Other than that it works great!


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Lets me link my echos and my ooma service. Now i can yell, "alexa, call 911! " if i can't get to my cellphone. . One little bug i found, when trying to assign a static ip address, it kept ignoring me and using dhcp. I finally had to deregister and re-register the connect to get it to keep the static address. This won't affect most people, only tech-savvy folks like myself.

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. Garner, Reading says

Works great with my ooma phone service! was a little bit of a pain to set up but that may have been the result of recently getting a new phone so i had to delete and reinstall the alexa app. Ever since set up it works great and now i can answer my home phone from any of the 12 online store echo devices that i have set up throughout the house. Not sure what all the negative reviews are talking about, unless it is more due to the phone service being connected to rather than the actual echo connect. If you have an ooma this is almost a necessity, at least it is for us now.

K. Hannah, Sutton

I'm a long-time online store echo user and i love them all. I live in a very small home with a little dog and a not-so-little son (autistic/non-verbal) who are usually blocking me from answering a ringing telephone. It's truly a great thing to answer my home-phone hands-free and avoid tripping over whomever is in my way :). Also good to be able to make a phone call hands-free just by asking "alexa" to call someone on my contact list. Purchasing this was a tiny investment in convenience and avoiding a trip-and-fall. Yes, most cordless phones have a speakerphone mode, but you have to push the button to activate that feature. This device eliminates the button-push.

T. Heidi, Brent says

Arrived a day early. Set up was a breeze. Had to wait several hours for the first incoming phone call, but when it did, it worked perfectly. Because of a hearing issue, i ordered the connect so that i could use my dot as a speakerphone, and it works much better than the speakerphone. Option on my handheld phone. No issues. And i am happy !

D. Colleen, Pennsylvania

The echo connect bridges your voip box (my ooma telo) and your echo or echo dot (i'm my case). After setup with the alexa app (on my iphone) it will voice-dial numbers imported from my cell phone. It also "rings" with an incoming call and tells the phone number of the caller. You must have a smart phone capable of running the alexa app or you cannot make the connection. Works as described.

V. Denise, Arkansas says

The voice activated capability of echo is awesome. The instructions for hooking it up and getting started and interfacing it with other units is abysmal. As i learn through trial and error i'm sure i will like it better. This was even more difficult to set up than echo. Once set up nothing tells you how to use it. I finally got it set up but it should have been a lot easier. Again as i get more used to it i feel i will like it better.

H. Alice, Rhode Island

I got it so it would call 911 through my landline and i can t really test that. It annoys my husband that alexa announces calls, but i don t know how to turn that off. I guess it s kinda handy hen i m out of the room and can t hear the phone, and don t know who s calling, and when i don t have my gasses on and can t read the caller id. Come to think of it, those might be good things!

U. Shawna, Idaho says

Love my echo connect. My hunny bought this for me and when it came i hooked it up with ease and it works perfect. When i got an incoming call alexa tells me who it is and i can have her answer it or just pick up the phone. Outgoing calls to as long as the contacts are in your cell phone you can call the person. You can also have her dial numbers to. Got to love online store.

E. Bethany, Vermont

Still needs work. Conversations during calls sound as if taking in a can, drops calls. Doesn't answer calls when asked to do so. Good at announcing calls. Sometimes when caller doesn't have caller id, alexa announces the number calling by saying the number as 12, 031, 234, 567 ("twelve billion, thirty one million, two hundred thirty four thousand, five hundred sixty seven") - that's funny. I gave it 4 stars for good effort, but in reality it should be 2 stars for functionality.

F. Harrison, Greenwich says

Easy to setup following online videos. Great emergency tool because it turns all your online store devices that support call and dropin into speaker phones. You can make hands free calling. . One con. No control for incoming calls. The number or contact name is displayed and spoken . So show will display the text and speak. Dot will speak. Spot does what show does. Echo speaks. I keep finding uses in different rooms so some of my devices i don t want incoming calls to play on them. However i still want to do outgoing calls on them. You can t select what device allows incoming and outgoing calls. . I think as features expand online store is going to have to add support to allow which device does what. Dropin for example you can turn on and off for each device. That has to be done for all new features like incoming and outgoing calls.

J. Kristen, Illinois

First off, you really just plug in it, set it up and you seriously never have to touch it again. I like that. Caller id shows the land line now when we initiate a call from it and hearing the caller id from alexa when someone calls the house is a nice touch. What i don t like is that you can t control which alexa s in your household participate in calling. Especially annoying when you have another family member using alexa but don t want the calls to go to them. If they could solve that one, i would give it a 5.

A. Monique, Hampshire says

It works, but it could be better. Living in an area with 10 digit dialing causes the device to take too much time communicating. Announcing the 'calling number' first is stone stupid. If the calling party's name (from the caller-id) were communicated first, answer / reject decision would be easier. Considering all the nuisance calls, think about the confusion generated by unknown numbers being thrown at the recipient. Announce the caller-id name first. Then, we might be able to achieve a proper judgement before the calling party hangs up. (note:- this is the second time that i've tried to inform you about this. ). (and, my opinion has not changed. ). Ray

C. Rose, Queensland says

I purchased this for my elderly father. So far it seems to be working great. It is convenient when you don't feel like getting up to answer the phone. I like that you have the option to use either alexa or your handset but it is a little annoying that she continues to ring for a short time when you answer with your handset. The best part is that he can dial 911. I think this is great for anyone who lives alone but just remember you need a phone line to use it so your out of luck if you only use a cell phone. I think most older people probably still have a land line.

P. Alexia, Tennessee

Original review (12/21/2017). It works! it's only a few days with this and i can make calls and when someone calls, all the echo devices in the house ring. Nice! voice quality is really good and is similar to a google home/home mini device or even a decent speakerphone connected to a landline. . Some tips with the setup process:. * plug in a phone/handset into the analog telephone jack before setting up the echo connect and check to see if you get a dial tone. That way you are positive the line is live. * the echo connect needs to be close to a live analog phone line and decent wifi. The closer the echo connect is to your wifi access point, the better phone connectivity. It does not need to be close/next to an echo device. * setup was similar to setting up another echo device, so you should be okay, unless someone else configured it for you. Instructions included didn't specify exact steps, which should be: 1) open online store alexa app, 2) go to "settings", 3) click on "set up a new device", and 4) select "echo connect". * keep in mind while setting up the echo connect on android phones, if you have wi-fi+ enabled, the phone wants to disconnect from the online store echo connect wi-fi since it does not have internet connectivity. When it asks you to connect to a different network, select "no" so you can continue with the configuration process for the echo connect. . My configuration:. I have a voip (voice over ip) phone line that is connected to all the phone jacks in the house. This is so i can connect any phone to any jack in the house. Now with the echo connect, i can put a echo device in any room and have phone access. :-) you may have to place this right next to your voip telephone adapter (ta) if that is the only live jack for your phone line. A splitter is included in the box if needed. . Things that i don't like:. * when calling an automated voice system that requires keypad entry, it doesn't work. Or at least, i don't know how to get alexa to press a number key. I tried asking in various formats and nothing worked. I think that will be solved in a future firmware update. * only 1 (one) echo connect device is available for each household. Ideally, i'd like to set up 2 sets of of echo devices with an echo connect for each set. One set for the echo devices that the lady of the house mainly uses and one set for me when working in the workshop (she does not use the echo devices there). * when the call is over, to hang up, you have to say "alexa, hang up. " if the other party is still on the line, they will know you are on an echo device in a speakerphone type setting. No big deal with those who know, but for others, i just wait until they hang up. If it takes a long time for them to hang up, i will just mute the echo device and wait it out. Worst case scenario is unplugging the device. . Comparison to google home:. *as i mentioned, voice quality is very good on both ends in comparison to google home. On google home devices, i can only call out (i use my google voice number), but with the echo connect i can call out and receive calls from my home number. I love the fact that i can be in any room that has an echo device and have the ability to answer calls. No more missed calls at home. * i also like that i can configure what the caller id number showing when calling out to be either my cell phone or home number. Google voice only allows your caller id to be either your google voice number or unlisted. * though i can make a call or receive one on an echo, since it is using my home line, i can always pick up a handset and continue to have a conversation in a non-speakerphone setting. I cannot do that with google home. Keep in mind that you may get an echo (no pun intended) if you pickup the handset in the same room as the echo device connected to the call. Once again, you'll need to tell alexa to hang up, but if you do not want the other party to know you are using an echo device, ask them to hold on for a few seconds, mute and lower the volume all the way for the echo device, and then pick up the handset. . Well, i am ecstatic for the mere fact that i can answer the home phone hands-free anywhere in the house with decent quality. I will update as time passes and even though all is working well now, i do expect there will be glitches here and there. So far, nothing that stands out from knocking it down from a 5 star product. . Updated review (01/02/2018). All is still working well. Thanks to shawn deng for letting me know that you can just press the "dot" button on the echo dot when you want to hang up the line. That works, but if you want to pick up a handset and continue the conversation in a non-speaker phone type environment, after you ask the other party to hold on, mute and lower the volume all the way on the echo device, then pick up the handset, pressing the dot does not disconnect the echo device from the call since the line is still live on the handset. Only after you hang up the handset, pressing the dot will hang up the call. Not a big deal, but so much better than waiting it out and/or the other party doesn't need to hear "alexa, hang up. ". Still a 5 star product. . Updated review (01/03/2018). Had my first 'incident' or quirk with the echo connect. I made a call out and got the other party's voicemail. I pushed the 'dot' button to end the call and it did not hang up. I then asked alexa to hang up and she responded with "sorry, i am having trouble" or something similar. I ended up leaving a voicemail even though i didn't want to. Next call everything was fine. Will watch it to see if this happens often. . If you have any questions, just ask. Also, if this review was helpful in any way, please click the "yes" button to the "was this review helpful to you? " on the next line. I would appreciate it!

Q. Medina, Delaware says

I had this product shipped to my brother s place in usa and he further had parceled it to me in pakistan. Yes, you have listened it correctly, that we are trying to use online store product outside usa, maybe, online store should open the support for rest of the world in english language for individuals who are tech savvy and reside outside usa. Although, i did not get enough time trying to configure things and look inside as what is happening, echo connect so far able to receive calls, able to attend it but somehow, it is facing difficulty in dialing, which may have something to do with dialing codes such as we have 0092 here, it may be putting something extra in front, that s what i feel but still need to look into it. So far, i don t see any clear directions as how should i merge my contact lists with echo connect, it would had been nicer if i was able to pull a webpage like that we do with wifi routes and update contacts directly in it or merge it via phone transfer, which would have let me see as what exactly is a number online store echo is dialing and issue which it is facing. I love the technology, idea which is behind, waited long for the product to launch so that i may have it shipped to pakistan via indirect route as online store shipment still does not operates here. Will update my review later once i have mastered or learnt the unknowns here.

. Guest, North Dakota

It's nice to answer my phone hands free through online store echo show or my other echo devices. The calling features are a big plus when all done by voice. Like most online store echo lovers we have three online store echo devices(two shows and one dot) in our house. So practically anywhere in our house, i can answer the phone or get caller id with the use of my voice without putting down what i am doing. There is nothing like having you hands full of soapy dishes and the phone rings. Another plus is the integration of the echo connect with the our fire tv. My only complaint is the echo show should of had echo connect built in so i didn't need an extra device sitting on my counter (a big hint to online store desing team for future products! ).

O. Dorine, Middlesbrough says

The initial connect process was a little dicey. My android phone would not connect to my home network. Finally, i tried using my wife's iphone and the process went smoothly. After connection, the product works perfectly. I noticed that all my echos ring and tell me who's calling. I normally use my echo show to answer my calls since it also lets me reject calls at the push of a button.

B. Bullock, Thueringen

I didn t know quite what to expect from this device, but i have found i like having one. It announces for you who is calling announcing either the name or number. If you grant access to your google contacts then you will get an announcement of exactly who is calling. I find this to be very convenient, especially if my hands are full or i am not near the phone. . I have an idea or two for improvements n this device. When used with echo show it should display a keypad so if you want you could let someone in via your front door. Take a look at the screens on current car phones that are integrated into the vehicle. Overall good job for v1. 0. There should be voice commands for older models of echo. It would also be nice to be able to receive messages left by callers.

. Janice, Darlington says

This works well and as advertised. I would like it if a future feature could involve various echo's in the house not announcing an incoming call. Our phone rings and the number can be announced where we'd like it to, but we'd prefer to be able to toggle the announcement based upon which echo it is. The five we have in our house don't all need to do that, and it can be disruptive. . That said, i do like the fact that the landline number is now the one that shows up on caller id when we use the echo for a call, and the fact that 911 is now accessible via voice.

Y. Wimbish, Newcastle upon Tyne

I love that i can answer the phone while i m cooking or doing dishes and my hands are wet. I do wish it was easier to dial. My contact list on my phone is a different area code than my home line so i can t dial certain numbers by voice because of the 1 . Also sort of confusing for callers to hear my talking caller id continue for a second after answering, but that s not echo s fault. Wish i could dial by speaking the number, but i m sure they will upgrade to that in the future.

N. Allen, Nottinghamshire says

What a great add-on to my "alexa" home. I have replaced almost every light switch and lamp to work with my various echo products (18 switches and three cameras). I currently have one echo, three dots, one fire tv, and now the connect. Now, when the phone rings, it rings all over the house, announcing who is calling, and enabling me to answer or reject calls from where ever i am. I have asked callers if i sound any different when speaking through this system, and they have indicated each time that they cannot hear any difference. I really like the ability to ask any of my devices to call someone, using just my voice - and from anywhere in my house! the calls are very clear and loud enough to hear comfortably.

I. Anonymous, Newham

This echo connect really works great, the only thing you need to know is that it takes a phone line to work. You hook this up to a phone line then you can ask alexa to call mom or what ever. The call quality is good and the setup is typical with all the alexa products. If you don't have a traditional phone line you can use an analog telephone adapter(ata) which provides dial tone. I got mine from ringaro. Com who provide the adapter and a local phone number. The concept is simple as the telephone adapter just provides a dial tone where you need the internet to make it work. Once you get this all connected up alexa uses your contact list from your cell phone to make calls.



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J. Erickson, Thueringen says

I liked the most that it arrived quickly! that is the end of the good. I was buying an echo connect so that my 94 year old mother could make voice activated phone calls on her land line. I call several times to be sure that i could limit the number of names in the phone book she would use. She only calls 8 to 9 people. I was thinking that with only a few names there would be almost no chance of confusion for the names. Online online store provided no information concerning this. No matter what questions i found, none addressed this. It only addressed the fact that i would need a smartphone to set up the connect. I therefore called at least three or four different service representatives to be certain that they could limit the number of names on the phone book for the connect. All indicated this could be done. I ordered the connect and it arrived in just a couple of days. I went to my mom's and began the connection and setup with the help of representative 1 at around 11 am. Rep 1 gave up within 10 minutes and got a specialist. The specialist tried for an hour and then said that this was so difficult i would have to pay a one time fee for him to resolve this. I was willing to do this if it could be done. He tried for another hour and then indicated my choices were to pay $50 for 6 months or $199 for a year to get this to work. He gave no explanation of how, but did indicate it was doable. When i objected that no one had mentioned ongoing charges for this to work, he determined that a one time fee of $100 would take care of it. After another hour and a half of trying he indicated that i'd need to get a new cell phone and keep it in service from now on to get this to work. I again indicated that i had been told that the only necessity of a cell phone ever mentioned online or from a representative was for initial setup. He then got me to rep 3. She tried so hard for 4 hours and then indicated that there was no way to limit the all my phone book on my android from being downloaded to the alexa application. This didn't work well with my mom since it would mistake jill for jim and mollie for jolly. Rather than admit that the connect didn't work as i had been told by numerous online store representatives, the problem was that my mom couldn't say jill clearly enough to not be mistaken for jim or molly clearly enough to not be mistaken for jolly and on and on with any name. She had my mom upset and in tears. I gave up and tried to comfort mom. In all about 6 representatives from online store were either misinformed or were just plain deceptive concerning what the connect can do. Online store needs chats available before a sale. This would have remedied the problem assuming the chat would have had a knowledgeable and truthful person on the online store end. I wish there was something lower than a 1 star!

. Kristen, Georgia

Purchased this for my mom who wanted the ability to call "911" if she fell or got hurt. Unfortunately, my opinion is just like the other one-star reviews posted here. My mom does not own a smart cell phone so the connect can not be set up. You also need a (free) online store account (which she does not have and doesn't want). The product, as i understood it was listed like this: "echo connect requires echo device, home phone service, and verified mobile number". We purchased a dot for her, she has landline home phone service and a 38 yr. Old telephone number. The connect is useless even with all the "required" components. This purchase was a sad (and somewhat costly) mistake.

K. Gloria, Liverpool says

C'mon online store. I had high expectations for this product as i have had good experiences with echo products to date and was really excited at the possibility of using this as a speakerphone for my home landline as it is advertised. Works great except (and this is a big except) for the inexplicable requirement that all local calls are dialed with a "1" preceding the from my contacts list. This is really unacceptable and no i do not want to switch it from home phone to alexa calling because then it uses my cell phone as the caller id and no i do not want to ask it to dial each digit every time i ask it to call my wife when her phone is stored in my contacts list. Seems the easy solution is to put an option in the alexa app to store my local area code for my home number and any time it calls a phone number with that area code to not dial a "1"? please fix this as soon as possible or this will begrudgingly have to go back!

N. Clara, Wyoming

I got this device to help a friend who is completely paralyzed be able to make hands-free phone calls. This friend lives in a rural area that doesn't get cell (mobile) phone reception, so her only option is to have a landline. I was advised by online store customer service that i could get a "pre-paid" smartphone and use it to set up the messaging service, which echo connect requires, and not have to keep actual cell phone service. Unfortunately, you absolutely have to have cell phone service to set this up and to keep it working. The advertising is misleading. Why would they design something for a landline that requires cell phone service and a smartphone? what is the point? sadly, i am not able to help my friend. I desperately wanted to be able to get this one little gadget working to improve her quality of life. Now, i have to return the echo connect, which i would have never bought if it hadn't been falsely advertised. I already wasted money on that pre-paid smartphone, too, which my friend can't use anyway. Shame on you, online store, for engineering a deceptive device that many elderly and disabled people will not even be able to use.

W. Wells, City of Bristol says

Let me first state my wife and i love our echo and echo dot. We have added smart switches to lamps and wall switches to turn off living room and kitchen lights and my wife loves it. We have added skills to change channels on our cable tv and arm our home alarm, so we are not novices in the use of this product. . I purchased the echo connect the first day it was available for my wife to surprise her. I have seen many complaints about the installation instructions but i found it easy to install and activate. However, every time we use alexa to send or answer calls, there is an annoying hum on the line and everyone on the other side of the call complains about static on the line. It is embarrassing now when we call my son and he immediately says your calling using alexa aren t you. Please hang up and use your cellphone, i can t stand the static. . . I searched the web to see if others had this issue and if they found a resolution and to my surprise i found nothing. However reading these reviews it is obvious many are experiencing call quality issues. Not sure why it is so hard to find blogs on this issue, online store must have their internet relations crew cleaning up negative comments. Lol. . Anyway, i am a big fan of online store and ups driver stops by daily with deliveries from online store, so i am greatly disappointed this product s sound quality is so poor. One would think online store would be embarrassed to put their name on such a bad product. I was hoping online store was more concerned with keeping their loyal customers happy, but it seems they are only now interested in multi-billion dollar company acquisitions. Sad!

F. Anonymous, New Jersey

I wanted to like this and was excited to order it. But when i got it and hooked it up to a phone line, and tried using it, i realized right away that it simply would not work for us. Why? well, for starters, we have about 11 echoes throughout our two homes in our "compound. " so, when the phone rings, it rings on all of the echoes and drives us nuts. It just took once for every phone on the property to ring alongside the echoes announcing the caller. It was horrible! it was chaos. It was unacceptable. Then, when you tell echo by voice that you will "take the call" the sound of the caller on the other end is hollow and, well, loud. While the phones are still ringing. It's just weird and not acceptable by any means. . I looked at the echo app to see if there was something i could set to instruct the echo to only have one or two echoes actually announce a caller instead of all 11 echoes announcing a caller (while the darn phones ring. That's another thing, you need to turn the ringers off of all your phones if you plan on using echo to answer your phones). To not be able to limit the number of echoes actually announcing calls was an oversight on online store's part. They need to program options so that for folks with multiple echoes that you can select one or several echoes to announce callers. . Also, online store needs to enable this so that you can set it up so that you can use it only for outgoing calls and to shut it off for incoming calls. It really is obnoxious to have friends over and then echo starts announcing callers. Really? i don't always want the world visiting my home to know exactly who is calling me. So i'd include that option in the next iteration of the software driving this product. . So, unless and until online store improves the programming and gives me, the user, more control on how many and which echoes i can have perform functions specific to this product-i had to return mine.

Q. Anonymous, Quebec says

Never was able to set mine up. My four year old android phone has version 4. 4. (my phone will not upgrade further) and this requires version 5. 0. Now it is just sitting around because i learned after receiving the unit it will not work with my android cell phone. My phone works great with everything else echo (still works great with everything else including wall switches/sprinkler controller & harmony). I am a senior citizen living alone and hoped to use it and my echos to call 911 in an emergency. I confirmed i was out of luck with online store customer service. Maybe in the spring i will get a newer phone or not.

S. Palmer, South Gloucestershire

Just received the unit a little bit ago, and set it up immediately. Following are my initial thoughts . . It was very easy to setup, but i initially had a bit of an issue connecting to wifi. Not exactly sure why, as i made certain that the signal is very good in the spot i picked. I moved it to another spot with a slightly weaker signal, and it connected immediately. Go figure. Once it connected, all went smoothly. . It works exactly as advertised, but now that i actually have it, i wonder about a few things:. . All 8 of my echos blare an incoming call announcement. There should be some way of just using lights, or a lower volume directly as it relates to phone calls, as my landline also rings (and is obviously what i m used to). Receiving a phone call sets the entire house into a sonic battle of notifications. Maybe even a way to turn off the connect, or put it into a state of pause for times when one doesn t need to have the use of all echos. . In addition, there should be some way to eliminate a specific echo from a list of available answering devices, like we can in groups and multi-room music. I don t need all of the echos to be available to answer the phone, nor do i want to hear them all announce a call. There also needs to be some way of accessing a keypad in order to punch in a number for calls that require one. Picking up the landline during an echo call and trying to punch a number didn t work. . As an aside, i received a call from online store customer service regarding a problem that i had with my echo 2nd. The agent said that she couldn t hear me, so i had to pick up the landline phone in order to communicate. Oops. . That said, and for the money, it s worth the investment as long as you have a landline and the requisite echo(s), although i wish a bit more thought had been put into the actual real-world use of this device. I would expect that updates will address some, if not all of the basic requests that are indicated above, as online store is pretty good at such things.

C. Lara, Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur says

First off not an easy set up. I had to call tech support. The instructions stink. The packaging stinks. It actually includes little items like a phone splitter that you may overlook as they are hidden away. It does work but the phone calls to other people have an echo. They hear the echo. If you reach an answering machine its difficult to disconnect. Basically it's like having to by a product that's still in its beta texting phase. Customers are the beta testers. Needs better hardware and software. Someday it will be a great product. Just missed an incoming call. Have no idea why it didn't put the call through. Couldn't hear the call when i lifted up the actual phone receiver. Just heard alexa telling me that i had a call and stating the number but no matter how loud i yelled alexa answer-who knows if that's the right command-the call didn't come through. . Added comment. I got a call from an online store representative regarding my comment. She suggested that part of the problem with the connect could be that i was using an echo dot with a speaker (since the echo dot isn't very loud on its on). She suggested buying an echo so i wouldn't need the speaker. Well, i really wanted to check out this product to see if it would help my mother with phone calls and possible emergency calls. Unfortunately, it still needs work. First off, even though i've gone through the setup with the echo dot and the echo connect, it still is difficult to set up. Now i know all the steps except the alexa app dodn't work for the final connect-i had to once more call online store support which thankfully does answer quickly and spend about 30 minutes on the phone to get the alexa app to work right which meant uninstalling and reinstalling the app. It was excruciating but all the echo products now are online and "working. " the echo is much much louder than the echo dot-still not quite as loud as i would like it but it is loud enough to stand alone. But when i call someone i hear their voice fine but they hear me muffled. I have gotten up to about a foot away from the echo and my voice still came across to other callers as muffled. And the other main problem is you can't just lift up the phone and switch to your landline. Once you're on the connect, you're on the connect and have to hand up and call again. I haven't yet called someone and reached an answering machine which was a previous problem. So don't know if that will be helped. There are conference call phones that have both good reception and allow you to speak without an echo or have your voice sound muffled so it's no impossible to fix. But this iteration of these products are still very, very, very primitive. Still in the category of toys to fool around with rather than actual working tools.

G. Garner, Stockport

My worst nightmare! the idea is wonderful. It just plain does not work and needs development before being sold to the unsuspecting public. I spent the better part of 3 days, including almost two hours on the phone with online store support. They have no clue how the system should work. Had me reset the system for the thousandth time and then decided it was defective. They had me hold for more than 30 minutes while they transferred me to tech support. All i got was a guy on a bad phone line who had no command of the english language and decided to start the return process of my "defective" product - only requiring that i also return the echo which works perfectly! it will likely take hours more to straighten that out. Tomorrow is sure to be another nightmare day. Do not buy this product until they take the time to offer it in a tested and working condition! i'm surprised i have any hair left on my head.

. Elida, Lambeth says

This needs serious improvement. Spent total 2 hours on the phone with online store techs. No thought was given to wiring instructions of those of us that have dsl service. Hooking it up as directed by the tech, i could not make or receive calls. Also, no thought given to dial local number using the 1 and area code. Really having a hard time understanding the need and purpose of this thing. I can make calls now through the echo, so what's the big deal about my call going through the connect and showing my home phone up on caller id. I don't get it. I returned my connect the next day; i may buy it again once the serious bugs are worked out. Obviously, this was not thoroughly beta tested before the rush to sell it.

H. Jackson, Saskatchewan

Over the holiday season this year i purchased 4 more alexa dots as gifts. I have an original alexa echo and i have a dot which i use in my bedroom. I have been using the original device since they started shipping. I bought the echo connect as a gift for my parents. It has the capability of allowing phone communications using standard telephone service and voice of internet phone lines (which are more common than ever. ). My parents each have a dot where they sit and i bought this device to allow them to make and receive calls without having to get up to find the handset for their phone. The device must use a cellphone number for activation! . This is not mentioned anywhere in the product description, the device will receive calls from to your home phone number, not your cellphone. The use of a cellphone allows this without the additional device. . So this device sits unplugged by a phone jack waiting for online store, to figure out that the device is completely unusable to those who only have a home phone number. Where are the other products do not require a cell phone to setup. The reason that a cellphone is required is for the receiving of a confirmation code during setup. As this device is being setup on my parents account, and not my own, i was not able to set it up because my cellphone is already associated with my alexa devices! . . This device is not ready for the market yet until they realize, that the appropriate setup would be via phone call and a code being read out. Many other services use this system for those who do not have a cell phone or message plan.

P. Diana, Tower Hamlets says

I really wanted to like this device and give it an enthusiastic must-buy review. However it simply doesn t work on my normal phone line. While i can receive calls through my echo dots by calling my landline, when i try to make an outgoing call it says sorry i can t make this call right now, make sure echo connect is plugged into a working phone line, the light on the echo connect should be solid white. However, the light is solid white and the line is working properly because i can receive landline calls via echo. . I tried two different echo connects but they both have the same problem. I noticed on the customer q&a section that there are some other people experiencing the same issue, with no solution yet. I will be returning both of them as defective and then i m going to order again when online store comes out with an updated design. . This will be super useful for my elderly mom so she can dial 911 if she can t get to the phone, so i hope that online store can figure out this glitch. . I strongly recommend that anyone who has this device should test it using the setting that places outbound calls through the connect device, rather than through online store s free calling service. At first i thought it was working because echo was able to call numbers in my contact list, but then i noticed i couldn t place a test call to 411 (directory service). That means it could have tricked me into thinking it was working and then no one can actually dial 911! the default setting is to use online store s free calling service for all numbers except special numbers (pay-per-call numbers and 911 etc. ) be sure to either 1) change this setting to use the echo connect for all calls while you re testing it or 2) dial an n11 number such as 411 to ensure it will actually dial 911 when you need it.

M. Connie, Alsace

So so disappointed! i have an echo dot, an echo show and the original echo i love them all, have recommended them and gifted them. . I was looking forward to the echo connect for hands free answering and ability to call 911 in case of an emergency. . Received my connect and set it up. It makes calls but cannot answer calls. I called online store and was quickly getting connected. After about 30 minutes of trying everything, i was assured they would look into it and get back to me. I asked if it would be several days and was told i would hear back from them by the end of the day. . That was on december 19 still waiting. This one is, unfortunately, being returned. . Update: decided to try one more time finally figured out the issue with no help from online store. Will keep my connect and hope to love it! my husband said it was hard to hear me on his cell phone while he was plenty loud on my alexa show will see how it goes. . But still disappointed in lack of service from online store they have always been quick and efficient up to this point

. Lynette, Montana says

Online store has not got this contraption figured out yet. Some people are able to get it working, while others are not. I had the first one replaced, and the second one was worse-couldn't even complete the set-up. I've been an echo user since they first came out, so i'm not unfamiliar with glitches and how to get stubborn echos and dots to work, but connect is not ready for prime-time yet!

I. Patricia, Middlesbrough

Got this two days ago and have to say it is not ready for prime time and have the feeling online store rushed the release so they could see them for christmas. . There are virtually no instructions on how to set this up or even use it. No list command nothing. This looks like it was written 5 min before it had to go to print. . First the set up was not simple. Ended up with online store support for almost 30 min. Finally got it set up. . There is no volume control on the unit. Support says its just like a router(? ) and so no control. They said you will have to adjust the volume for each phone call using the echo. Be warned we have the echo set at a level which is comfortable but when a call comes in the volume is at least twice what the echo is set at. Pain in the you know what to have to control the volume of every call. . What they dont tell you is that you must have echo calling set up on your alexa app. That is the only place it will obtain your contact list. No instructions on if you can connect more than one phones contact list. Havent found out if you can connect the unit to an echo and a dot. Dont know if you can pair more than one cell phone contact list or how to access if you can. No information at all. . This could have been a great unit. I bought this for my parents(very senior) to use but would not recommend you give to anyone who is not totally computer savy or unless you can spend days to get everything installed and working. I really have the feeling that this unit was rushed into release and they are waiting to see how many problems people have before they modify the unit, write a decent instruction pamphlet, and get everything working. Wait for the next version. Not worth the purchase right now.

B. Laura, Nebraska says

My 1 star review will follow a lot of the other 1 star reviews. I'm hoping if enough people review this poorly executed product as 1 star it will light a fire under online store. First, the biggest drawback is you have to have a smartphone to set up this product. This leaves out a large group of customers (seniors and impaired). A lot of seniors don't have a smartphone but they do have a tablet. And if they don't have a tablet online store should have addressed a 2nd party (one of their kids) setting it up for them. The use case of a senior using this product was totally missed. Second, using 1 person's cell phone contacts is a big drawback if you have more than 1 person wanting to use this device. Also, if you have kids, do you really want to give them access to your contact list? third, the instructions were terrible. Fourth, there is something wrong going on with the wifi connect in the setup. I had to restart my echo connect several times before the wifi would connect. And finally it is a terrible speaker phone using an echo dot. I'll have to do some more debugging but i think the echo connect introduced an echo in my ooma landline connection. I bought two and will keep mine but i have to send the one for my mother in-law back.

A. Hannah, Arkansas

Update: this went from 5 stars to 2! the feasibility of this product at this time warrants the drop by 3 stars. . If you have an echo dot and someone else has one. It is fairly simple to say "call joe" or "drop in on joe"(if allowed) and it will dial it for you. . So now when introducing this echo connect. I literally am 3 feet under the echo dot (ceiling mounted) and it announces calls great. It just really sucks when answering or initiating because the end user can not hear you well. If it were just an echo dot to echo dot and the quality was bad then i would say "yes, the echo dot is the problem". Clearly this is not the case. If i could return this product i would for fear that if i call 911 or poison control. They would never be able to hear me". . Original review:. -. I have 2 echo dots (1 downstairs and 1 in the master bedroom) with an obi200 voip adapter to use my gv number. Setup for the echo connect was simple and i immediately tested this out. . Connectivity depends on your home setup (i. E. Wifi coverage and saturation) and proximity to other echo devices. . I suggest doing a few things on your phone:. . 1. Create a new contact named "police" and enter the emergency number (not 911) of your local police department. 2. Create a new contact named "police non emergency" and enter the non emergency number of your police department. 3. Double check your settings on each echo and ensure that you restrict "drop in" to those you trust *or* to household only to use as an intercom system. . If you are having issues with your "device not being able to register" from the app on your phone. Go to a computer with wifi access and go to and just setup the echo connect. My oneplus3t running android 8. 0 (oreo) just stinks and has something funky going on with the network settings. . Practicality:. . As a parent i like the idea of being able to say "alexa call 911" or say "alexa call police" in case i need it vs running for my phone if the situation arises. . Also i enjoy receiving calls and using the echo connect with the dots to freely move around where the 1 dot has connected. . Hoping that in the future they will update the alexa app and allow *which* contacts you want uploaded vs all of them.

V. Maria, Bath and North East Somerset says

The connect is not really ready for prime time. Looks to me that this was a rushed product and not ready for release. I have mine setup with the splitter so that it will go to both the home phone and the connect. There seems to be confusion sometimes when it rings to both and i answer with my cordless phone as there is a delay in the echo not ringing. Sometimes my echo's don't ring at all but the home phone does. I have not heard any announcement made either of who is calling. . Instructions are very lacking. The splitter is provided but no explanation if it should be plugged into the connect or into wall or voip phone outlet. I have ooma voip and had the splinter plugged into there with a cable going to the connect and another going to cordless phone. Both would get confused and hang up when i tried to answer the call. I moved the splitter to the connect and it seems to work for now. Today i tried to join a conference call using the connect and it was a failure. The first attempt never connected to the main phone number. I used echo to dial again and it went through. I then tried to speak the conference call pin code several times and it would never work. Online store doesn't provide a command cheat sheet so i don't know if i'm doing it correctly or not. . I think the connect has potential but there are use cases that online store either doesn't have setup yet or doesn't have working correctly. For example, if a call i make goes to voicemail i can't get alexa to hang up before the vm picks up and starts recording . Your call will go to vm unless you end it through the echo itself. At minimum better instructions on setup and use would be beneficial. Online store has some work to do on this product before i can recommend. . *update*. This thing is still very frustrating. I answered a call through my echo show and the person on the other end said i sounded like i was 50ft away, when i was standing right in front of the device. Online store needs to go back and rethink this device as it is still not ready for prime time. . *update 2*. I finally pulled the plug on this thing. My main frustration is its inability to work on conference calls. You can't use it to dial in passcode for conference calls. That should have been a part of 1st release as a good use case for a speaker phone is for conference calls. The product manager for this device should be sent home.

U. Newell, Oldham

Only have had it connected for a few minutes and have already discovered an issue. Where i live we have multiple "local": area codes that will not work if a "1" is dialed first. The echo connect always adds a "1" to all calls before the area code, causing the call to fail. Customer support, once the hard to understand rep understood my question, was no help. The question has been escalated to an engineer. I will give them one week to respond before i send the device back for a refund.

L. Lisa, Cumbria says

I had such high hopes for this product which i preordered quite some time ago. I thought it would work in conjunction with my cordless home phones as well as my cell phones. Unfortunately, this was not the case. After hours of tinkering the only way it would work was to disconnect the cordless phone system. The echo devices had a hard time recognizing the call and the echo shows seemed to want me to use the touch screen. The connection was terrible. After all the wins i guess they were due for a loss, well they did it in a big way.

T. Anonymous, Basse-Normandie

Should have contact list in alexa app & should not require cell phone for land line use. Could be great device for disabled people if these drawbacks can be overcome. Great potential!

D. Janice, Ohio says

I really wanted to like this device. I purchased it, along with an echo, to be used for hands free dialing for my parents. My mother is nearly blind and has trouble using a regular phone and i thought this would be a good solution. I was extremely disappointed to receive the device and realize that you need to have a mobile phone (not just a device which can run the alexa app) to really make use of the unit. My parents have a land line, they have internet, they have a computer, they have an ipad, but they don't have a smartphone because they wouldn't make use of it. The alexa app runs on an ipad, so i don't understand why the echo connect can't use contacts set up on that device. More generally, it seems that you should be able to enter contacts directly into any alexa app, whether running on a mobile phone, ipad, fire, web browser, etc. I thin online store really dropped the ball on this one. I will be happy to amend my review if online store does the right thing and fixes this device so that it doesn't require a smartphone to fully take advantage of a unit that was advertised to work with a land line.

. Wimbish, Sutton

I checked with echo tech support before purchasing this item for my elderly mother to make sure she didn't need to have a smart phone. She has a kindle, but no smart phone. I was under the impression that running the alexa app on her kindle would be sufficient so we went ahead and made the purchase. It arrived yesterday. . I went to set it up and discovered there's no option on the kindle alexa app to add a "connect" device, just the echo, dot, or tap. Called tech support. Was told to just use my own smart phone and log out of my alexa app, then into it using her account info. Great. Did that. But then during the setup, they make you register a cell number so you can receive a text message, even though the correct number should be her home phone. No text sent to her flip cell. So then i used my husband's flip cell in order to get the code to list on my phone in the alexa app. . I think, awesome, that worked. I skipped the part about importing my cell contacts because i don't want all my numbers on her account. The connect finds the wifi in her house, i set if for caller id to be her home phone, it runs its updates and again, i think great, it's gonna work now. Log out of her account and back into mine on the alexa app thinking i'm done. But all we get when we ask alexa to answer an incoming call to her home phone is a message that there are no incoming calls. I tried using the splitter where her main phone is. And i tried placing the connect on its own phone jack directly. Neither worked. . My complaints are these:. . * this is for a home phone system, not a cell phone, therefore the alexa app on a kindle should allow for set-up. * why add the extra hassle of having to receive a text message? my mom has a cell number that i could have registered if not for the text issue. * if you use another person's phone to set up the account, there should be the option to not tie that phone number to the account. It appears i have now tied my husband's cell phone to my mother's online store account. I should have been able to set it up using just her home phone number. Sigh. * there should be a way to manage contacts without having to use a smart phone. This goes for smart phone use set-up as well for those wishing to use echo to echo communications. I do not want to import my entire contact list from my phone. Contact lists should be able to be managed from within the alexa app and/or on a computer. I spoke to online store about this months ago and this still has not been implemented. Until it is, i will not use our echo devices for calling, which is a shame because i'd like to enjoy that feature. And i especially wanted this for my elderly mom, not only for the convenience of being able to answer her calls by asking echo to pick up, but so she (and i) could have the extra peace of mind knowing if she were to fall while not wearing her emergency alert and also not be able to get to her phone, she could just ask her echo to call me, or 911. . Great potential but a complete flop as far as i'm concerned until some major software improvements are made. And this opinion is coming from an all-out, die-hard, 100% head-over-heels-for-online store-products gal.

. Patton, Leeds says

I pre-ordered this device because i have been wanting to use my echo devices to make and receive phone calls. Imagine my disappointment upon its eventual arrival (just before christmas) when i discovered that it won't work unless you own an iphone with which to set it up. Just like the swing-and-a-miss known as alexa calling, people with impaired vision and/or fine motor dexterity who would benefit the most from hands-free calling on their echo devices are barred from using this feature due to not owning an iphone, a device clearly unsuited for this population. I own an ipad which i use daily to make and receive phone calls and texts. The screen on the ipad is big enough that i can type on it, unlike the tiny keys on the iphone, which are too small for me to see, much less type on accurately. My ipad has the same ios as the iphone, same program for contacts, etc. Yet i cannot use it to set up alexa calling. The echo connect suffers the same maddening limitation, so i'm shipping mine back unopened. It would be great if online store would remove this arbitrary limitation on alexa calling, so that people with spasticity, tremor, visual impairment, etc. Could enjoy a little more freedom without having to waste hundreds of dollars on phones that they don't need and cannot use. You can set up an echo device without even the app using a computer, yet it takes a smartphone to set up hands free calling. Talk bout irony.

. Benton, California

At this point, there is way too much that needs to be fixed here. Allow me to explain with a story. . My mom doesn't have a cellphone, too much tech for her, and since she doesn't go anywhere often, she uses a landline. So i picked up echo connect for her so she doesn't have to go searching for the phone all the time. The computer app does not allow for setup of the connect, so i used my cellphone and signed into her account. I proceeded to associate her number with the connect, but it needed a phone that it could send a verification code to via text. There isn t an option to verify by having a callback code. So again, the connect was requiring a cellphone. It wouldn t let me put my phone number in as a placeholder on her account because i already had my number synced with my account. I was told by the technician that the access to the connect was determined by wifi network, not by account, and this woulf keep the connect function separate. So i used my own account to setup the connect. Sure enough, it was working at mom's house. I put her contacts into my cellphone so that she can call them by name, but could not get my contacts to sync up with the online store app other than those contacts that already had an echo through normal echo to echo calling. So, i thought i would wait to setup that feature for another visit. . When i came home and was sleeping at my house over an hour away, alexa began waking me up at night and early in the morning with calls that my mom was getting at her house. It crossed over between our different locations using my account. So i simply disassociated the connect from my account altogether, because in this state, it is literally useless for the function that it was designed for. Perhaps this "glitch" allows for me to use my mom's home phone service for free from my house using the wifi bridge, possibly also tying up her line. I did not investigate this, but still, as intended, this product is horrible.

E. Candy, Connecticut says

December 23, 2017 update:. Here is a synopsis of the problems many purchasers are currently experiencing with the echo connect:. 1. Wifi connection. One customer tried 15 times before it connected, others say it connects best with a weak signal vs. Strong signal. 2. Volume. Many reports of loud call announcements through their echo/dots with no way to lower the volume. 3. Phone call quality. 4. Setup requires a cellular smartphone despite fact that this item is being advertised & sold for landline use. Bottom line: like many new devices from manufacturers who rush deliveries, this one is being shipped with many bugs and shortcomings. My advice: wait a few months for online store to improve the software and possibly also the hardware to eliminate wifi connection issues. I believe online store will either resolve the issues or release an improved echo connect version 2. I say that based on 2 echo dots reliably controlling 21 smart plugs, smart bulbs, door lock and thermostats in my home and those add-ons are from a variety of manufacturers.

O. Hadley, Kansas

Basically, this device uses your landline instead of your internet connection to make/receive phone calls. Which means the people you call don't have to have an echo device. Set this up with my verizon fios phone service. After enabling alexa's messaging/calling feature, i plugged in the device, connected the phone line and used the alexa app to add this device. Had to give my cell phone number to verify myself. Got an error message, but the device was added anyway. I didn't think i had my wifi password saved, but apparently i did since it never asked for it. It also asks for access to your cell phone contacts so you don't have to spell out the phone number. That works about as well as your contacts are organized. And in my case, sometimes good, sometimes bad (my contacts are kind of messy. ). . To test it out, i called a voip business number and though i never heard ringing or anyone answer, it did call the person. Who called me back because he could hear me. When i picked up (used the handset - not the echo), heard static, but he could hear me anwer. Not sure what the problem was with that, but tests to and from cell phone numbers worked well and, so far, no problems using my echo to answer inbound calls. . Because of the issue with some outbound calls, will probably just use this to screen/answer inbound calls. It announces the caller id and then you tell alexa to answer and can talk or listen. You do need to tell alexa to hang up when you're done. If i don't answer, the call goes to my verizon voicemail, so far, with no issues. . Besides the calling issue to some numbers, would be more useful if it had more features - like texting call alerts or even acting as a voice mail service. Being able to block calls would be great, too.

R. Ruby, Nord-Pas-de-Calais says

I purchased this device to assist my sight impaired sister make landline phone call more easily. Theoretically, it would be able to call contacts by name with a voice command avoiding both looking up the phone number and dialing it. Turns out this device, designed to ease dialing on a landline phone, can't be setup to work without an active cell phone that can receive a text message with a code and also periodically update the contact list for connect.



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